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Gosh, I think it's been six months since I used a syringe. I still keep a bag or two for spares in the event of a pump failure. Anybody else do this?

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I have syringes in the closet with a bunch of other expired old timey stuff. I used to donate my old pump but since they don't take them anymore I put mine in the closet with the syringes. That is my back up now.

Yes indeedy. I have a few syringes with me at all times and a baggie of a bunch at home. They certainly have come in handy!

I always carry a Humalog pen with me.

I don't have 3000 syringes like ar, but I do have 100+. I always take a bunch with me if I'm going on vacation, and use them if I'm super high. I seem to come down faster if I inject a little in a few different spots than infusing it all with the pump. I have a packed kit with enough extra stuff to last a couple of days that is supposed to always be with me, but I don't take it unless I'm more than 1/2 or so from home.

Like everyone else, I carry insulin and syringes at all times. My Apidra doesn't seem to like to travel, so sometimes I carry Regular instead and late in the day I add my Levemir pen. Also important I think, is a bit of food. In my purse I have a couple of packets of cocoa, York patties, Dex 4 Liquid Glucose. Usually I put an insulated bag in my car with a DanActive, crackers, maybe a small banana. Coffee with milk to drink along the way -- bottle of Starbuck's or Kroger's Lite Mocha Latte is easy, don't have to open it if I don't want it. Leaving home feels like I'm getting ready for a picnic, but more than once something's come up that I need the stuff.

Except not everyone else carries insulin and syringes at all times. I like travelling light.

OK, kind of depends on whether or not you're wearing a pump. I wear my MM522 part time, so exactly how much insulin I carry depends on whether I'm wearing it or on MDI, but I do always have some insulin backup. I carry food all the time.

Food, for sure. I have my mini repacked packs of Skittles and baby juice boxes everywhere, including the car. As long as I don't transport my son there are always plenty :) Some nut bars kicking around in the car too, an extra meter...and plenty of used strips LOL

Curious. How do you wear a pump part time?

Hi MIke. When I first started pumping years ago, I had good absorption all over my body. Now only my belly works well, although I sometimes risk the lovehandle areas. I really, really love my pump, so what I do is to wear it for holidays, some weekends, special occasions, being very careful to rotate sites. Usually my BGs are OK on MDI, but once in a while I really start to rollercoaster, then it's back to my pump to get it all straightened out again. My pump basals are perfect; with Levemir, not so much.

hey Trudy.....you forgot the kitchen sink :D

Yeah, I call my purse my overnight bag. Expect it would work just fine for that purpose if necessary!




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